Roast Report

VIRGINS SHINE ON SPEEDY, SPICY FIGHT NIGHT

VIRGINS SHINE ON SPEEDY, SPICY FIGHT NIGHT

After an extremely quick round of stand-up and another classic performance from Boon Shok-A-Lok-A, it's time for Roast Battle. We've gotta go quick: Dave Chappelle needs the room by midnight. The energy is already crackling as the night's judges are introduced: Frank...

SAUDI PRINCE IS IN THE HOUSE, MOTHER BITCHES!

SAUDI PRINCE IS IN THE HOUSE, MOTHER BITCHES!

Tuesday started off the night the way most typical nights of Roast Battle begin... with Boon Shaka Laka in drag doing a rendition of “Proud Mary”. Jeff Ross comes onstage during the performance and aids in background vocals. Jeff Ross introduces Josh as they use both...

SIX FIGHTS SET TO BLOW UP THE BELLY ROOM

SIX FIGHTS SET TO BLOW UP THE BELLY ROOM

We’re back, folks! The holidays are officially over, and comedians are right back to where they should be: with a microphone in their hands and hate in their hearts. After visiting their families to re-open childhood trauma wounds, I’m sure they will be eager to use...

LEAVE ME ALONE, FOOL!

LEAVE ME ALONE, FOOL!

In typical Roast Battle style, we have an all-star VIP section featuring Comedian CP (Detroiters, All Def Comedy), Rosebud Baker (Comedy Central), the Wave’s own Jeremiah Watkins, and SNL head writer/Weekend Update co-host Michael Che. Despite this absolutely...

THE START OF THE ROASTING 20’S

THE START OF THE ROASTING 20’S

The 10s are done and it’s time for the roasting 20s to take over. We are starting this new decade off right with some old favorites, culminating in a main event featuring two Roast Battle OGs. At current press we don't have confirmed judges, but with the myriad of...

Top 50 Power Rankings, Vol. 45

Top 50 Power Rankings, Vol. 45

Volume 45 of the Power Rankings is here, and before we get to the new and noteworthy names on the list, we have to address three names that will be conspicuous by their absence. There’s an inactivity rule here at the rankings, and it goes like this – if you haven’t...

NEW YEAR’S EVE UNCORKED

NEW YEAR’S EVE UNCORKED

With 2019 drawing to a close a festive belly room crowd settled in for a smooth transition into the new year with the familiar sound of verbal sledgehammers hitting ego.  An eager firing squad of Frank Castillo, Kim Congdon, Cort McCown, Rosebud Baker and late...

BELLY ROOM’S NEW YEAR’S ROASTIN’ EVE!

BELLY ROOM’S NEW YEAR’S ROASTIN’ EVE!

As piano men across the land wait for their midnight moment of "Auld Lang Syne" and "cups of kindness" are passed around to barflies and beauties, we in the Belly Room choose a different tact.  We're giving 2019 a fitting goodbye in the form of a verbal brawl and...

THAT DOUCHE IN THE SUIT

THAT DOUCHE IN THE SUIT

Energy is rising in the air as Jeremiah Watkins and Boon Shakalaka are sharing their stage time. Jeremiah is repeating everything Boon says into the microphone with his own explanation of each joke. The entire moment is funny, but so uncomfortable. It feels as...

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